I am a 33 year old female. I had an epileptic seizure and then passed out whilst sitting in front of my laptop. I bumped my knee on the table not even hard enough to bruise then the seizure happened. This has never happened before. Also for a month or so I am hearing some wheezing sound in my head. I feel tired and stressed lately. Whilst in front of a computer I feel tics in my right eye frequently. My GP told me to ignore the seizure. He prescribed me Vastarel 35 mg for a month. Recent blood tests show everything fine which includes FBC, iron, ferritin and glucose. He advised me to have a brain examination only if I have another seizure. Is he right? Or do I need further checkups? Also, what could be the cause for this seizure? Thank you.
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Let me share some facts of seizure.
A seizure is due to abnormal or synchronous activity in the brain and presents as a mild tremor to violent shaking or change in the behavior.
Epilepsy is due to recurring epileptic seizures as a result of malformed or brain malfunction usually associated with abnormal EEG (electroencephalogram) and scans. Thus, seizure is not synonymous to epilepsy.
The most challenging fact is to define the actual episode and confirm it to be a true seizure.
If yes to above, then just stay away from those provoking factors and everything going to be alright.
Unlike that if it is unprovoked requires work up like EEG, video EEG and later MRI brain to confirm epilepsy.
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Thank you for your kind information doctor,
The episode was as follows. I felt dizzy, then blurry eyesight and then felt my body shaking beyond my control and everything blanked out. When my husband grabbed me and I regained consciousness, it took me a few minutes to recall what had just happened. My husband said that I banged my head down on the laptop three times, then tipped back, almost falling off the chair, but he grabbed me and I woke. Now the reason is perhaps that I was sitting in front of the laptop trying to solve something stressful for an hour in the morning without having any breakfast or coffee. The Vastarel was prescribed by the doctor for the wheezing sound I have in my head for over a month. Please send me your conclusion. Many thanks.
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